A contravention is a breach of court orders. Court orders are directions made by the court which must be followed. To inform the court of the contravention, an application for contravention will need to be made. This application tells the court which orders are not being followed.
When to use an application for contravention
You would use an application for contravention if you want the orders to be followed and want to seek punishment for non-compliance. It is essential that you seek legal advice before filing this application.
Punishment for contravention of court orders
The punishments that can be given for not following the orders of the court include:
- the person being put on notice;
- changes to orders;
- the court ensuring the orders are followed;
- the person being fined;
- the person facing imprisonment.
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